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Asheville City Council continues remote meetings and here’s how you can participate

    Top priority is the safety of our community and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 while conducting City business   The May 26 Asheville City Council meeting will be held remotely. Due to the locally declared State of Emergency and the State Phase 2 Safer at Home order, there will be no public attendance at [...]

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City of Asheville plans budget for next year while analyzing financial effects from pandemic

  During every budget season City staff work to analyze trends and develop forecasts that provide the financial context for City Council decisions during the budget process. For the fiscal year that begins July 1, those decisions will have to be made with limited information about the length and severity of the economic downturn we are [...]

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Bell to ring atop Asheville City Hall in recognition of public servants everywhere

  The bell atop of Asheville City Hall will ring at noon each day this week in observance of Public Service Recognition Week. (Listen to the bell ring at this link.) Since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week has been celebrated the first week of May to honor the people who serve our nation [...]

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April 14 Asheville City Council meeting to be held following CDC, state and local guidelines  

  Top priority is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 while conducting City business   On April 14, Asheville City Council will hold a 3 p.m. budget work session and its regular 5 p.m. meeting. The agenda is posted at this link April 10. As the City of Asheville continues to work through the COVID-19 public [...]

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Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville opens as a shelter during public health emergency

  In a coordinated effort, the City of Asheville, Buncombe County, Homeward Bound and numerous community partners organized a resource for individuals without homes at Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville.    The coronavirus outbreak represents a significant health risk for people experiencing homelessness. People living unsheltered are also far more likely to have chronic health conditions, one of the [...]

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Buncombe County extends ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order, which applies to Asheville residents

  Buncombe County Public Health has issued a new, Stay Home, Stay Safe Declaration that went into effect at 6 a.m. April 9, in order to bring our community in closer alignment with Gov. Cooper’s Stay Home order. The order includes all municipalities within Buncombe County, to include the City of Asheville, and encourages all residents [...]

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City of Asheville government to close for spring holiday April 10, ART buses to run on holiday schedule  

  City of Asheville government will be closed Friday, April 10, as part of its spring break holiday. City facilities remain closed to the public at this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this public health emergency, City employees have continued their work, some in the field, such as in sanitation, water, transit, fire and police, [...]

Buncombe County issues ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order, which applies to Asheville residents

    In light of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order issued by Buncombe County today, the City of Asheville would like to take a moment to clarify how the various State-, County- and City-level States of Emergency impact its citizens.   On March 12, when the City of Asheville first declared a State of Emergency in connection with [...]

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Asheville City Council meeting to be held following CDC, state and local guidelines

    Top priority is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and avoid overwhelming our healthcare network   As the City of Asheville continues to work through the COVID-19 public health emergency,  we want to make our residents aware of our modified operations, especially regarding how they can participate in their City government.   Taking into consideration CDC, N.C. Department of Health [...]

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Newly amended Asheville State of Emergency proclamation in response to COVID-19 limits gatherings to 10

  In alignment with Buncombe County, on March 19, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer signed a newly amended State of Emergency proclamation for the City of Asheville, based on the public health emergency posed by COVID-19.   This proclamation limits public gatherings on property owned by the City of Asheville to no more than 10 people.   The new order adheres [...]

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COVID-19: A message from Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell

    The City of Asheville is modifying its operations until further notice to protect our residents and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Asheville City Hall and other municipal buildings will be closed to the public, starting March 17. Some City employees will telecommute to minimize person-to-person contact. It is important to note that all essential [...]

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Asheville Mayor Manheimer amends State of Emergency proclamation, limiting organized gatherings on City property to 100

  In concert with Buncombe County, on March 12, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer signed a State of Emergency proclamation for the City of Asheville, based on the public health emergency posed by COVID-19. As part of the City’s State of Emergency, organized gatherings of 250 or more persons were prohibited on City-owned property.  Shortly after the City’s State [...]

Asheville City Council to hold budget retreat

  Asheville City Council will hold a budget retreat March 13 in the Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville banquet hall. This daylong budget retreat will be streamed live on the City’s YouTube channel at this link. Council members will attend a legislative breakfast starting at  8 a.m. and then the actual retreat will [...]

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ART bus service to resume at 8 a.m., City government offices to open at 10 a.m.

  Asheville City government offices and facilities will open on a delayed schedule, at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, due to the potential for black ice on our roads.  ART bus service will resume at 8 a.m. Friday. Asheville Parks & Recreation Fun Day Out programs will open at 10 a.m. Friday at Stephens Lee, Vance and Montford [...]

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Asheville City offices to close for MLK Jr. Day, ART buses will run on a holiday schedule

    Asheville City government offices will be closed Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here is a look at City services affected and a special event downtown that day.   Trash and recycling Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation Services will run on schedule. Residential trash and recycling will be collected as [...]

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City Manager names David Zack as Asheville Police Chief

  After an extensive national search, Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell is happy to announce that David Zack will become the city’s next Chief of Police, effective Feb. 4.   Chief Zack has served as Police Chief of Cheektowaga, N.Y., for nine years and brings over 30 years of police experience. Cheektowaga is similar in size to Asheville [...]